Actor Matt Bomer Thanks Partner, Family In Award Acceptance Speech
White Collar actor Matt Bomer this week thanked his partner and their three children when receiving an award onstage from the Desert AIDS Project.
Said Bomer while accepting the award, "I'd really like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment." You can watch Bomer's acceptance speech below.
Bomer previously has taken on gay roles, and many of the projects he has tackled have genunine emotional and political resonance for the LGBT community. He was recently announced to be part of the cast for the film adaptation of The Normal Heart, which examines the early days of HIV/AIDS advocacy. He also portrayed one half of a gay couple in the New York staging of Dustin Lance's Black's 8, which dramatizes the court proceedings around Proposition 8 in California, and will again for the show's upcoming Los Angeles performance. In a recent OK! Magazine article, Bomer also expressed as desire to portray closeted gay actor Montgomery Cliff in a biopic.
GLAAD thanks Bomer for his continuing contributions to LGBT media and wishes him and his family the best.
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